Insider Buying: Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) Major Shareholder Buys 50,000 Shares of Stock

Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) major shareholder John S. Stafford III purchased 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $19.58 per share, with a total value of $979,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) opened at $20.42 on Tuesday. Xencor, Inc. has a 1-year low of $18.55 and a 1-year high of $29.38.

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XNCR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Canaccord Genuity set a $36.00 price target on shares of Xencor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Xencor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Xencor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Xencor in a research report on Sunday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Xencor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Xencor currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.25.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in XNCR. Equitec Specialists LLC acquired a new position in shares of Xencor in the 2nd quarter valued at $116,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its holdings in shares of Xencor by 158.9% in the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 6,526 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $150,000 after acquiring an additional 4,005 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of Xencor by 62.6% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 8,447 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $178,000 after acquiring an additional 3,252 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in shares of Xencor by 4.5% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 8,978 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $189,000 after acquiring an additional 385 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Xencor in the 3rd quarter valued at $201,000. 76.70% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Xencor Company Profile

Xencor, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing engineered monoclonal antibodies to treat severe and life threatening diseases. It has developed two clinical-stage product candidates, using its Immune Inhibitor Fc platform: XmAb5871, which is in two Phase II trials and is being developed for autoimmune disease, and XmAb7195, which is in a Phase I trial and is being developed for asthma and allergic diseases.

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